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More about Dr. Craig Hassed

Dr. Craig Hassed works at the Department of General Practice and is coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash University. His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness-based stress management, mind-body medicine, meditation, health promotion, integrative medicine and medical ethics.

Craig is regularly invited to speak and run courses in Australia and overseas in health, professional and educational contexts and has collaborated with a number of national and international universities helping them to integrate similar content. He was the founding president of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association and is a regular media commentator. He writes regularly for medical journals and has published thirteen books; 

  • “New Frontiers in Medicine” (Volumes 1 and 2)
  • “Know Thyself” on mindfulness-based stress management
  • “The Essence of Health” on the lifestyle approach to health and chronic illness
  •   A textbook co-authored with Kerryn Phelps, “General Practice: the integrative approach”
  •   A book written with Stephen McKenzie, “Mindfulness for Life”
  •   A book written with Richard Chambers, “Mindful Learning” on the role of mindfulness in education
  •   "Playing the genetic hand life dealt you" on epigenetics
  • "The Mindful Home", written with Deirdre Hassed
  • A book written with Patricia Dobkin, “Mindful Medical Practitioners” on the role of mindfulness in medical education
  •   “Illuminating Wisdom”, a book of calligraphic art written with Deirdre Hassed
  •   “The Freedom Trap” exploring different perspectives on freedom
Craig also featured in the documentary, The Connection and wrote the companion e-book, “The Mindfulness Manual” and co-authored with Richard Chambers the free online Mindfulness course in collaboration with Monash University and FutureLearn.

Rocklyn Yoga Ashram, operated by Yoga Association of Victoria Inc. as an autonomous entity, remains committed to the tradition of Satyananda Yoga and continues the teachings of the Satyananda system of yoga.